Sign over the gates of No.2 Division, Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane.
We expect that Boggo Road will close for refurbishment in the near future prior to a full reopening. 

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Official plans are still under discussion but should see the old prison transformed into a heritage, arts and dining venue. There will be a museum and other historical activities such as tours. 

Right now, several arts and heritage organisations have come together to form the Boggo Arts & Heritage Alliance and are working on an innovative management model that would see Boggo Road become a dynamic cultural hub. This includes new and unique tour and visitor experiences that would tell the stories of Boggo like never before.

Members of the Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society have been involved in running tours and other activities at the prison since 1995 and bring their experience to the Boggo Arts and Heritage Alliance.

You can join our contact list to be kept informed of updates on this exciting project.

We are in no way affiliated with the small business that currently runs tours at Boggo Road during this interim period. Unfortunately that business has subjected volunteers and not-for-profit community groups to serious legal threats, and there have been other cases of bullying and harassment that only ceased after police and court intervention. For this reason, we cannot support that business and ask that people wait until Boggo Road has been refurbished and is under new management before visiting the place. 

We are also concerned that the small business only secured the right to run tours at the heritage prison after a secret backroom deal with Campbell Newman that effectively froze out the not-for-profit sector. There are also several other concerns, including the promotion of grossly disrespectful commercial activities inside the prison.

We appreciate that this may be an inconvenience, but we are sure that most people would support the right of the volunteers and historians in local history groups to operate free from threats and bullying from private business. Boggo Road deserves to be opened up to a fairer, respectful and better system of management.

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